Spicy Sweet and Sour Tamarind Shrimp

My mother commented not too long ago that I post a lot of shrimp recipes… and she’s totally right.  That’s because shrimp is inexpensive, festive, and quick-cooking.  And unlike a lot of seafood, it’s so easy to cook well.  In fact, many of my favorite meals are shrimp based: there’s been Basque Lemon Shrimp, Greek

Everyday Ginger Chai Syrup

I’m a big fan of  little food luxuries like artisan chocolates, real vanilla beans, or an excellent cup of gourmet coffee.  After all, what’s the saying?  Life’s too short for bad coffee?  Well, I think that goes for tea as well. I love chai, but have found that the commercially available varieties (whether in powder,